6. Royalties And Reimbursement
6.1 The Licensee agrees to pay the IC a noncreditable, nonrefundable license issue royalty as set forth in Appendix C.
6.2 The Licensee agrees to pay the IC a minimum annual royalty as set forth in Appendix C.
6.3 The Licensee agrees to pay the IC earned royalties as set forth in Appendix C.
6.4 The Licensee agrees to pay the IC Benchmark royalties as set forth in Appendix C.
6.5 A patent or patent application licensed under this Agreement shall cease to fall within the Licensed Patent Rights for the purpose of computing earned royalty payments in any given country on the earliest of the dates that:
(a) the application has been abandoned and not continued;
(b) the patent expires or irrevocably lapses; or
(c) the patent has been held to be invalid or unenforceable by an unappealed or unappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction or administrative agency.
6.6 No multiple royalties shall be payable because any Licensed Products or Licensed Processes are covered by more than one of the Licensed Patent Rights.
6.7 With regard to unreimbursed expenses associated with the preparation, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of all patent applications and patents included within the Licensed Patent Rights and paid by the IC prior to the effective date of this Agreement, the Licensee shall pay the IC, as additional royalties, within sixty (60) calendar days of the IC’s submission of a statement and request for payment to the Licensee, an amount of royalties as set forth in Appendix C of this Agreement.
6.8 The IC agrees, upon written request, to provide the Licensee with summaries of patent prosecution invoices for which the IC has requested payment from the Licensee under Paragraph 6.7. The Licensee agrees that all information provided by the IC related to patent prosecution costs shall be treated as confidential commercial information and shall not be released to a third party except as required by law or a court of competent jurisdiction.
6.9 The Licensee may elect to surrender its rights in any country of the Licensed Territory under any of the Licensed Patent Rights upon sixty (60) days written notice to the IC and owe no payment obligation under Paragraph 6.7 for patent–related expenses paid in that country after the effective date of the written notice.
6.10 NO ROYALTIES SHALL BE PAID WITH FUNDS STEMMING FROM ANY FEDERAL CONTRACT, GRANT, OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT.